Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Christian Burial

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARRESTED FOR HAVING MULTIPLE NAPALM-LIKE BOMBS, REPORTEDLY INTENDED TO DISRUPT PROTESTERS AT JERRY FALWELL'S FUNERAL SERVICE
"Napalm is the most terrible pain you can imagine," said Kim Phuc, a napalm bombing survivor known from a famous Vietnam War photograph. "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. Napalm generates temperatures of 800 to 1,200 degrees Celsius." Link, via Wikipedia.
UPDATE: Commenter Slim Tyranny at abc.com has a point:
Intended to "disrupt" protestors? by "disrupt", does ABC News mean "kill"? Why the whitewash of this terrorist plot?
A memorial for Falwell on the campus of Liberty University. REUTERS/Chris Keane

1 comment:

bubba g. russo said...

Dear Rev. Dr. Falwell,
We have come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. What can I say about a man who has left the enormous impact in a life devoted to service of his God- MONEY- that hasn't already been said? Several observers pointed out that probably half the faithful attending the internment of that great bloated turd, that same pious, hypocritical windbag who forced his narrow- minded, myopic, bigoted intolerance that eighteenth century Calvinists would have considered to be over the top, down the collective throats of America, were only present to make damn certain that he was really pushing up daisies, and not fleeing to a country with no extradition treaty with his pockets overflowing from the flock he'd so ingeniously fleeced. I regret only that I was not there in person to see his grotesque, wheezing carcass gasping in vain for a last fetid breath before Satan took him home to his justly-deserved reward. Sorry, Jer- you can't take it with you, and no amount of filthy lucre will save you from the agonizing doom that awaits you in the deepest stygian pit, which I understand was engineered by Dante personally for your eternal occupation. I can see you there now, even as I pen these words, turning slowly over a well- stoked, sulfurous flame on a spit with an apple in your jowls like the pig you were. We celebrate that American citizens may again be granted freedom from religion, your religion, from the offices of church and state that you and your greedy followers corrupted, blasphemizing in the name of God. With luck, someday we can return to a government not based on platitudes claiming to value a higher law and the teachings of a Savior worn on your sleeves like gaudy gold cufflinks for the world to see and simultaneously denied by your every act as you profited from the horror, racism, class war and religious hatred you fostered for that same God's "lesser" children. Contempt is not strong enough a word for what I feel in my heart at your passing, but in the words of Larry the Cable Guy, I do feel a mo(u)rning Constitution(al) coming on....RIP, we can't possibly bury you deep enough!